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Millennials and the Rise of Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Nov 15, 2016 1:30:43 PM

The “I want what I want and I want it now” attitude rings especially true for millennials’ shopping habits, according to an article by Multichannel Merchant, supported by individual survey data from Deloitte, Dropoff, and Moosejaw Mountaineering. And while fast shipping and the instant gratification that comes with it is important, it’s not the only thing that matters. The article states that transparency and communication from retailers are also key factors, with real-time package tracking and delivery notifications contributing to a pleasant online shopping experience for millennials.

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Topics: Retail, Same-Day Delivery

What FedEx and UPS’ Rate Increases Mean for You

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Nov 8, 2016 10:08:23 AM


In light of FedEx and UPS’ recent rate increase announcements, which did not mirror each other as they usually do, an article from Parcel Industry explains what the changes mean for shippers and what to expect going into the new year.

In the article, Rob Martinez, President & CEO of Shipware weighs in:

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Topics: Logistics Industry

DHL Announces Rate Increase for 2017

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Nov 3, 2016 2:06:12 PM

DHL recently announced their annual rate increase that will go into effect on January 2, 2017. US customers will experience a 4.9% general price increase.

An article from Parcel Industry explains:

DHL Express adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation, currency dynamics and other rising costs, such as expenses related to compliance with enhanced security regulations, in each of the more than 220 countries and territories that it serves. Customers should refer to their current DHL agreement to determine the impact of these changes.”

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Topics: Logistics Industry

Dropoff Client Spotlight: DFW Placenta of Dallas

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Oct 26, 2016 10:00:52 AM

For DFW Placenta, their goal is to provide families with quality placenta encapsulation and other add-on services, like tinctures, smoothie drops, and salve, to help make for a happier postpartum experience.

When DFW Placenta launched a little over a year ago, little did they know how fast business would grow. They went from having six orders scheduled a month, to six in a single day. What this meant for co-owners, Maryn Taylor and Maria Pokluda, was more time on the road picking up and delivering placenta pills to clients, and less time focusing on their core competencies.

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Topics: Featured Clients, Health Care

The Convenience of Using an On-Demand Courier Service

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Oct 21, 2016 12:33:27 PM

In our fast-paced world, convenience is key. Here are some ways that, when it comes to convenience, on-demand couriers deliver: 

Day-Of and Pre-Scheduled Delivery:

You don’t always know in advance when your need for delivery will arise, so using a flexible on-demand courier service can help alleviate the pressure of an already hectic workday. If you do happen to know about a delivery in advance, some on-demand couriers, including Dropoff, also allow you to pre-schedule your orders

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Topics: Courier Service

Making the Most of ACL Fest for Your Business

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Oct 5, 2016 9:49:21 AM

Austinites, it’s that time of the year again. The temperature is crisp, the holidays are right around the corner, and ACL Fest is in full swing. Restaurants in Austin have spent days or even months preparing for the influx of customers. Retailers are armed with extra inventory. And many businesses are hosting VIP clients for the event. It’s busy times like this when Austin businesses need the most help to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Having a same-day delivery partner you can trust can help alleviate some of the busy work and stress so you can better use your time serving your customers and guests.

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery

Same-Day Delivery is the Future of E-commerce

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Sep 22, 2016 1:16:00 PM

In the age of convenience, it’s no surprise that the e-commerce landscape is growing and evolving. An article by Business.com looks at the future of e-commerce and predicts that same day delivery is one of five trends that will shape the industry.

“[Instant delivery] is currently a hot topic in the world of E-commerce, and when you look at the likes of Amazon, you'll see that this retailer has paved the way for same-day delivery. This feature is still in its infancy so there are location limitations, but it won't be long before this is an option for everyone ... This kind of “instant delivery” is in high demand and something that retailers should prepare for in future.”

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Topics: Retail, Last Mile Logistics

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers of Houston

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Sep 20, 2016 3:06:18 PM

 

Planning an event is hard work, but choosing the right caterer shouldn’t be. Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers is a Houston-based fast casual restaurant with three locations. They serve up all-natural burgers, complete with the freshest ingredients sourced from local and regional farms.

Dropoff partners with Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers to bring you catering delivery for any event. Whether you are in need of box lunches for a corporate meeting or a burger bar set up for a birthday party, Dropoff will deliver your Jerry Built order at any time of day, on weekends, and holidays.

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Topics: Featured Clients, Food & Grocery

Dropoff Delivers 10,000 Buntinis to UT Game Day

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Sep 13, 2016 11:31:28 AM


This weekend marked round two of delivering for the University of Texas’ Longhorn football VIP. This time it was 10,000 bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes and we were honored to be chosen for the delivery.  

Our team delivered 167 bags full of bite-size and full-size white white chocolate and chocolate chocolate chip bundt cakes to the UT stadium for a delicious dessert bar set up just for Longhorn fans.  

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Topics: Featured Clients

New Study Proves that Shipping Speed Matters

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Sep 12, 2016 2:19:41 PM


A new study by Dotcom Distribution proves that fast delivery influences customer’s purchase decisions. This study supports our recent retail survey that showed very similar results: faster delivery speed matters and is a major deciding factor for shoppers.

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Topics: Retail, Last Mile Logistics